Connecticut Association of DECA
State Officer Candidate Application Form
Please PRINT or TYPE all information requested on this form. Read all material carefully. Pay attention to due dates and location of activities.
NAME (As it will appear on all conference material):
Email address: Cell phone:
Birth date:Current Age:
Are you a DECA officer at your school?______What Office?______
The DECA State Officer Nomination Committee will slate you in an office based on your performance on the examination, interview and this application. However, if you had a choice, which office would you seek and why? ______
List the DECA activities that you feel were the most beneficial to you on the local and state levels.
List any organizations, teams, etc., other than DECA, of which you are a member of.
List any honors, awards, offices held, etc., that you have received during your high school career.
What characteristics do you have that make you a great leader?
Explain a few “changes or additions” you would try to make as a CT DECA Officer and why?
If elected, what would you want to accomplish to improve CT DECA?
Commitment to Professionalism
I, ______make a personal commitment to
professionalism with Connecticut DECA.
I commit to:
acting professionally at all DECA functions
dressing professionally at all DECA functions
attending all meetings called by the State Advisors, or State DECA President (monthly)
attending all State and National Conferences
2017-2018 Schedule of Conferences
- International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA for State Officer Training and support to CT DECA members at the opening session, award sessions (all of them), and the closing session- April 25-30, 2017.
- CT State Officer Training with State Advisors- June 2017.
- Fall Leadership Conference for CT DECA-October 2017.
- North Atlantic Region Conference in Philadelphia, PA for officer training and attending all opening and closing sessions- November 10-12, 2017.
- CT State Officer Candidate Interviews and Slating- February 2018.
- CT State Career Development Conference- March 2018.
- International Career Development Conference inAtlanta, GAas voting delegates and support to CT DECA members at all opening, award sessions, and closing sessions- April 20-25, 2018
attending all general sessions at any State and National Conference
working as a team member within the executive council
communicating with State Advisors (personally--no messages) if there is any reason the officer would not be able to attend any CT DECA sanctioned meetings, conferences, or functions
communicating with State Advisors if I am unable to follow-through with any responsibilities assigned to my designated office or assigned responsibilities on the program of work
clearing all communications materials to be distributed to local chapters through the State Advisors prior to emailing or sending out any materials
I understand that the lack of commitment on my part may lead to the elimination of my leadership role in CT DECA. If I unfortunately make an inappropriate choice in violation of my commitment, a State Advisor will provide a written warning. After three serious violations the State Advisor has the authority to eliminate my leadership position in CT DECA.
Candidate Signature Page
Instructions: Please read the previous page and each of these paragraphs carefully and have the appropriate person agree to and sign them.
State Officer Candidate Agreement:
As a candidate for State Officer for CT DECA, I understand the responsibilities and requirements of holding office. If elected I will attend all meetings, conferences, and workshops called by the State DECA Advisor/ Associate Advisor and carry out the tasks assigned to me in the annual Program of Work. If I fail to meet these obligations, I will be in danger of forfeiting any given benefits of the office, which include, but are not limited to: any financial compensation, representing CT DECA at conferences, and the possible loss of the office itself. I will always act in a professional manner, approach all situations with a positive attitude and promote DECA with dignity.
Signature of CandidateDate
Chapter Advisor Agreement:
As Chapter Advisor for the above-signed candidate, I understand the responsibilities that he/she will assume, if elected. I will support the activities of state office and CT DECA and will encourage him/her to perform at peak level at all times. I will do what is necessary should my assistance be needed so that this state officer can carry out his/her duties. If my state officer should fail to meet the above obligations, my chapter will forfeit the ability to run any state officer candidates for the upcoming year.
Signature of Chapter AdvisorDate
As parent/guardian for the above signed candidate, I understand the responsibilities my son/daughter will assume if elected to State DECA Office. My son/daughter will accept these responsibilities and carry them out with my full support.
Signature of Parent/GuardianDate
______has the school’s permission to run for CT DECA Office.
If elected, he/she will have the support of the school’s administration in the carrying out of his/her responsibilities. The administration will provide financial support and chaperones as needed.
Signature of School Administrator
To apply for a State Officer Position Please prove the following:
Letter of intent:
CT DECA Commitment form
2 letters of reference, one from your advisor and one from someone whom you have done work for.
The Interview process will consist of the following:
Individual interview (conducted by Business Professionals and State Advisors)
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED IN ITS ENTIRETY!!!
Then E-Mailed to: Dennis Kelly at
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: FEBRUARY 10, 2017
OFFICER INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS CONTACT:
MR. DENNIS KELLY
CT DECA STATE ADVISOR
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